Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 - 22:36

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Everyone said it: it would be the new Rafa Nadal.

In 2007,

Carlos Boluda

, a 14-year-old young man from Alicante, became the first player to win Petits As, the unofficial World Cup for teenagers, twice, and the predictions hit him high: How many Grand Slam would he win? Would he be number one of the world?

His superiority in the lower categories placed him under the spotlight of the media and the sponsors pushed him to professionalization, but expectations weighed him down and he was injured.

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